Bailey Finch Takes a Stand

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Author
Ingrid Laguna
Publisher
Text Publishing
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
31 August, 2021
ISBN
9781922330994

Bailey Finch Takes a Stand

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Synopsis

Bailey’s mum had always said that being by the creek with Bailey and her dad was as good as it gets. She had shown Bailey sap glistening on tree trunks. They had crouched together to nudge a beetle onto a leaf. They had sat on the creek’s edge with their bare feet in the water. It’s one year since Bailey’s mum died. And her dad doesn’t seem to care much about anything. But Bailey still spends afternoons by the creek with her dog, Sheba. Until Sheba gets sick—very sick—from something she must have swallowed while swimming in the creek. And Bailey notices all the rubbish polluting the waterway. Between visits to Sheba in the vet hospital, Bailey tries to find a way to make the creek safe for Sheba and other animals. And through her unexpected friendship with Israel, a quiet boy who knows about endangered species, Bailey Finch finds the courage to take a stand. Bailey Finch Takes a Stand is a moving story about love and loss, about caring for the environment and standing up to make change happen.

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Promoting a Hopeful Future: Teaching Notes of Bailey Finch Takes a Stand by Ingrid Laguna

Review | Extract

16 September 2021

Promoting a Hopeful Future: Teaching Notes of Bailey Finch Takes a Stand by Ingrid Laguna

Inspiring and Hopeful: Read Our Review of Bailey Finch Takes a Stand by Ingrid Laguna

Review | Our Review

14 September 2021

Inspiring and Hopeful: Read Our Review of Bailey Finch Takes a Stand by Ingrid Laguna

Ingrid Laguna
About the author

Ingrid Laguna

Ingrid Laguna is a writer, teacher and musician. She lives in Melbourne and teaches English to children and adults from all over the world, many of whom have refugee backgrounds. Songbird is her second book.

Books by Ingrid Laguna

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